Copycat Recipe “Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate”

If you know me, you KNOW how much I love Starbucks. And if YOU love Starbucks then you also know how expensive it is to go there every single day… after day… after day…. Around the holidays when I am not in the mood for coffee (very,very,very,very rarely am I in that mood) or just something different I love this drink. It screams so many things at once. You have your hot chocolate, the creamy whipped cream and  the buttery caramel sauce. OHHHH MY! My oldest son and I love to get these and relax a bit from the madness of Christmas shopping. I searched online to try to find a recipe for this so we could make it at home ANYTIME we want it. I found a few that I tried out and in my opinion this one is  pretty spot on (and cheaper!) I made a salted caramel sauce recently so if you do not know how to make it, or just don’t want store bought I will share the link to the salted caramel sauce that I made. Hope you enjoy!

Copycat “Starbucks Salted Hot Chocolate” (adapted from savorysweetlife)

  1. Pour 2 Tablespoons of caramel syrup into a mug so the inside of the mug is coated well. Add hot chocolate and stir everything. Top off with with  freshly whipped cream, add a drizzle of the remaining caramel, and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

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9 Responses “Copycat Recipe “Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate””

  1. barista December 17, 2011 12:14 pm #

    drive by comment from tastespotting – i’ve worked at starbucks and you might consider buying (or making, but i don’t know how) a toffee-flavored syrup if you think the drink you have doesn’t taste quite the same as the one you buy at starbucks. (though i’m sure it’s delicious!) you can also go a starbucks and ask to buy a bottle (it’s 7.95 at my store). the recipe for a salted caramel hot chocolate is: chocolate + toffee + steamed milk + whip + caramel + salt. the caramel is actually just on top. the toffee is why it tastes like a candy bar.

  2. simplylovefood December 17, 2011 12:30 pm #

    Barista -THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU for that info!!!!! I tried a few recipes that tasted “close” this one was as “close” as I could get it. I am defiantly going to make it the way you explained! Did I say thank you???? :) )))

  3. barista December 18, 2011 12:29 pm #

    you’re very welcome!

  4. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food December 20, 2011 12:59 pm #

    You have just made my day! I love this stuff!

  5. simplylovefood December 20, 2011 1:23 pm #

    Me too!!!! If you read a few comments up a reader was kind enough to tell me exactly how they make it at starbucks! I am sooooo trying that next time! Enjoy :)

  6. Ali December 23, 2011 1:48 am #

    If you want to try your hand at assembling your own Starbucks drinks at home (please do, so I can copy you!), check out the Starbucks website. All the ingredients that go into their drinks are listed on the menu.

  7. simplylovefood December 23, 2011 7:37 am #

    Wow Ali thank you!!! I am loving all this info I’m getting! I’ll check that out so that “we” can enjoy more at home drinks :)

  8. devora December 24, 2011 8:22 pm #

    TY with the awesome information and facts! A totally free not have received it myself personally!

  9. michelle January 20, 2012 12:44 pm #

    Gloria Jeans has a toffee syrup. I bought some the other day.

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